Session #3 – translating as a dancer
Wednesday 15th March 2017, 1 p.m.

Session #3 – translate as a dancer

As part of the seminar proposed by Laurent Pichaud at Les Laboratoires d’Aubervilliers, Performer la recherche, the 5 sessions on Deborah Hay will try to show what the specific position of artist-research can offer a field of study that is typically theoretical.

A hybrid form, somewhere between an academic format and situated performance, these 5 sessions present and stage different questions stimulated by this research:

• methodological questions: how does a dancer go about archival work without any particular methodology? How to stage accounts of experiences, different perspectives, and danced passages?

• the writing question: what might the specificity of a choreographer’s writing be? And that of a translation carried out by a dancer? How might interpretation on the stage inform the task of translating?

• a choreographic question: how might we apprehend Laurent Pichaud (who tends to work off stage, in public spaces) choice to work in situ in the body of work of another artist?

• finally, a scenic question: each session will be grounded in a specific address to the spectator. Theatrical frontality, in situ work in the Les Laboratoires d’Aubervilliers spaces, shared spaces, circular arrangements, projections (screenings?)… will indeed be engaged with as a set of tools to present as faithfully as possible the diversity of perspectives and experiences that have developed over the last 10 years.


Free entrance on booking
at or at 01 53 56 15 90

Deborah Hay and Laurent Pichaud by Thomas Bernardet